Are you a qualified counsellor and interested in working with couples?  We have just launched the recruitment for our next Certificate in Couple Counselling, post qualifying course, starting in October 2022. The Cert CC is A COSCA-validated specialist course for qualified counsellors. Practice-based – supervised placements available across Scotland. Psychodynamic and systemic approach. Training…

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We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and that parents, children and other family members have different life experiences and make their own life choices.  Our mediators are skilled at helping all families find solutions that are as unique as they are. We also know that some people might be concerned about…

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This article first appeared in the Scotsman on 20 January 2022. Do you wish you could have a discussion with your ex-partner about the arrangements for the children which made some progress towards a resolution? Many people find communicating with their child’s other parent hugely challenging. Difficulty in communicating might have been one of the…

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Family Mediation provided by Relationships Scotland is typically between two parents who live apart and want to discuss the care arrangements for their child or children.  The context is separation, divorce or family re-structuring or perhaps the parents were not together as a couple when the child was born. Sometimes it can be helpful for…

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All of the Family Mediation provided by Relationships Scotland is child focussed.  Mediators help parents, carers and other family members to think about how things are from each child’s perspective, and to take this in to account in their discussions, future planning and decision making.  It can be really helpful for children to express their…

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For Family Mediation Week 2022 we are focussing on what parents say about their experience of participating in Family Mediation with Relationships Scotland, and sharing some of the stories of what parents found most helpful. One parent told us: ‘It makes a big difference just being able to listen to what each of us has…

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Are you looking for a family mediator to help with communication and decision making?  There are a few things you might want to think about and check out before choosing who to approach.  These include the type of disagreements, the qualifications of the mediator and any fees or charges that apply.   What is the…

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It goes without saying that 2020 did not turn out as we had envisaged. The Covid pandemic hit us in March and the mediation world, as others, scrambled to respond to a ‘work at home’ directive. Relationships Scotland had signed up to the Scottish Mediation Charter and planned to partner with Scottish Mediation to raise…

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